Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP)

The Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) is a one-year, certificate version of the Master’s program, which focuses on core work in biostatistics and epidemiology. As a student in this program, you do not take second-year research seminars nor do you write a thesis. In addition to the certificate program, we also offer Master’s degree and PhD programs in Clinical Research. All of our clinical research programs train you in clinical and translational science.

If you are a clinical fellow with only one year remaining at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), CRTP may be the ideal program for you. As a post baccalaureate student interested in a career in science and/or health care, you are also ideal for this program. The same is true if you are a postgraduate health care professional in nursing, social work, or as a postdoctoral fellow already engaged in basic science research. For others, we strongly recommend the Master of Science in Clinical Research option so long as you are committed to spending two years at ISMMS.

CRTP includes a core of 9 required graduate courses. You will typically take three courses per term (12 weeks per term), and finish the required courses within one year.

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Are you ready to take the next step towards a career in clinical research? Learn about our admissions criteria, application process, leadership, faculty, and staff.


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Foreign Students

If you are a foreign student, your admissions requirements include both government and school regulated processes.

The Clinical Research Training Program program is offered on a full time and part time basis. Full time students are expected to complete the certificate program in one year, while part time students have a maximum of two years to complete the certificate program. International students requiring a F-1 visa are eligible to apply only to the full time certificate program* and will be required to register for a minimum of 6 to 9 credits per term.

*Beginning Fall 2018

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